Sunday, January 1, 2012

Memories, Dreams, and Reflections: 2011

One of the things that inspired me to even start this blog was Ramblings and Photos and her weekly Scavenger Hunts.  I've obviously been slacking, but I still love perusing her blog each Sunday and checking out everyone's shots.

This past week, I was on winter break and so I made it my mission to participate in the Hunt.  Of course, with my luck, the Hunt is on break too!  Bummer.  I did, however, find this awesome activity and couldn't wait to get started.

Me! - I am definitely most proud of simply starting this blog.  It has made me more aware of what I'm doing and given me the opportunity to meet some awesome new people.

I Love You - These three handsome men are my world, and I just love them to pieces!

Still Laughing... I can't help but crack up every.single.time I see this shot.  And you know why he was crying?  Because I tried to wipe the sauce off of his face and he wanted me to "leave it there."  Silly boy.

Winter Wonderland - Funnily enough, this Winter shot was actually taken in October!

Birthday - Ryan turned 5 this year.  I didn't want him to wait until dinner to blow out his candles, so I stacked some cinnamon rolls and threw on a few candles for a little birthday party.

Friends - We are missing a pal here, but this is a shot of me and 2 of my 3 closest friends.  Love these chicas!

I Was Inspired... This cell phone shot was taken the afternoon after Hurricane Irene ransacked much of New Jersey (and other parts of the country, of course, but I only live in one state!).  If this isn't a symbol of inspiration and hope, then I don't know what is.

Spring Fever - My monkeys love hanging out on their swingset!

Travel or Vacation - I love this shot of the CN Tower in Toronto!

Summer Days - I think this shot speaks for itself. :)

A Day In My Life - Another cell phone shot!  I really don't know what I'd do without my daily cup-o-joe.

All Smiles - I have yet to decide which face makes me smile more. :)

Autumn Harvest - It was so freaking hot that day that it hardly seems appropriate to share this photo under the "Autumn" tag, but hey - pumpkins aren't very summery!

Family or Home - This was taken on Ryan's birthday at the American Museum of Natural History in NYC.

Celebrate! - Happy Birthday, Ryan!  These are slices of the delicious cake that my awesome sister-in-law made for him.

Let's Do It Again... - Yay beach!

I Miss You - This is my youngest, so I technically don't miss him because he's right here with me, but holy cow, do I miss this age!  I love where my boys are currently (5 and 2-and-a-half) but I sure do miss these teeny, squishy babies!

Beautiful - My mommy.

Dress Up - May the force be with you.

Macro - This is from the butterfly exhibit at the Bronx Zoo.

Holidays - Danny takes a break from the egg hunt to give me a little smile.

My Favorite - One of my favorite memories might just be from a few days ago when I was about 18 inches away from Daniel Radcliffe.  And dudes?  He totally autographed my nook for me.

Don't Ever Change - Cliche, I know, but I just adore our little family so much and while no one is perfect, I hope we're always this happy.

Just Because...So There! - This picture still cracks me the hell up.

Hopes and Dreams - This isn't my photo (see below) but it's a great representation of what I hope to achieve - balance.  I wear multiple hats in my life, and it's a constant struggle to keep so many balls up in the air.
(photo from Breaking Muscle)

Wishing you the best in 2012!


  1. Fabulous pictures. I really like the butterfly shot and your boys are precious!

    Marla @

  2. What a wonderful collection of photography! I love so many of these shots....and really can feel the love in them!
    Happy New year!

  3. What a great collection - I especially love your second shot, let's do it again and just because. I hope you'll be able to join us next week when we restart Scavenger Hunt Sunday. Happy New Year!

  4. Beautiful collection of images! I'm envious of your Dan Radcliffe shot, and the photos of your family are so wonderfully done.

  5. I love all your photos. I really love your Don't Ever Change photo just because of all the Star Wars in it.

    Happy New Year!